DeMarcus Cousins to rest for Warriors game vs. Heat on Wednesday


For the second time since his return from a ruptured Achilles, DeMarcus Cousins will sit out a game.

The Warriors announced Wednesday morning that Cousins will miss the game against the Heat due to load management.

It's the first night of a back-to-back as the Warriors take on the Magic on Thursday night in Orlando.

The other time Cousins rested was on Feb. 13 against the Blazers, the second night of a back-to-back.

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Cousins is coming off his best game as a Warrior, as he scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against the Hornets on Monday night.

With Cousins out, expect Kevon Looney to start in his place and carry a heavy workload. Second-year center Jordan Bell, who missed Monday's game in Charlotte with flu-like symptoms, was not listed on Wednesday's injury report and should see significant time backing up Looney.

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